Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

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Hold your retreat at Earthdance!

August and September 2018 weekends are still available! 

Our 125 acres of land and facilities provide a beautiful and rustic retreat environment including accommodations, delicious vegetarian meals, beautiful studio spaces, sauna, and hiking trails. 

Earthdance is a particularly supportive setting for yoga and meditation groups, somatic trainings, dance & theater artists and companies, community gatherings, personal retreats, and more!

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Join us for the kick off of our 2018 workshop series!

April 29, 2018 - 3:30-6:00pm

Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.

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May 18-20, 2018

Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance artists, CI practitioners, teachers, and a broader queer public who want to bring queer politics, theory, and experience into the practice of CI.  

For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual, Nonbinary, Two Spirit, Agender

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Join us for Spring Work Weekend + Annual Meeting!

We invite you to join us as we garden & build, eat & rejoice, dance & play during our annual Spring Work Weekend! Come for one day or for the whole time. Stay, eat, and dance for FREE for your labor of love!

This year we are combining forces with Nine Mountain Retreats (our close neighbor) to co-host this weekend of community work & play. This is a special opportunity to cross-pollinate and build our network of community support!

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 18, 2018 - 10:00am to May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
  Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance artists, CI practitioners, teachers, and a broader queer public who want to bring queer politics,...
May 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to May 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
A week-long workshop  Tracing the living evolution of forms in and through our own bodies, this workshop dives into and weaves together Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, the Underscore, Tuning Scores, meditation, and other current passions in the 9th occurrence of this intensive at...
June 8, 2018 (All day) to June 29, 2018 (All day)
  The Nomadic College offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus (AS). The AS provides an accessible reference system for practical human anatomy and physics as they apply to training, rehabilitation, and the art of dancing.More info...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

April 29, 2018 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Join us for the kick off of our 2018 workshop series! Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome....
May 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...
June 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...